President Joe Biden easily won the South Carolina Democratic primary Saturday, The Associated Press projects.
This is the first time South Carolina has officially appeared as the inaugural state in the Democratic nomination calendar.
Biden easily defeated his Democratic opponents Rep. Dean Phillips (MN) and author Marianne Williamson.
Biden received more than 96 percent of the vote, with Williamson in second at 2 percent and Phillips receiving 1.6 percent, according to results from AP.
Biden said in a statement Saturday that South Carolina put him on a path toward victory.
“In 2020, it was the voters of South Carolina who proved the pundits wrong, breathed new life into our campaign, and set us on the path to winning the Presidency,” he said. “Now in 2024, the people of South Carolina have spoken again and I have no doubt that you have set us on the path to winning the Presidency again — and making Donald Trump a loser — again.”